Review: could Lipitor cause Muscle cramps?
Summary: Muscle cramps could be caused by Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased.
We study 129,629 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 766 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more.
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Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,504 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) (latest reports from 49,525 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression.
On Apr, 11, 2014: 129,798 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 776 people (0.60%) have Muscle Cramps. They amount to 1.57% of all the 49,485 people who have Muscle Cramps on eHealthMe.
Time on Lipitor when people have Muscle cramps * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle cramps||5.65%||19.35%||16.94%||16.94%||28.23%||8.87%||4.03% |
Gender of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Lipitor * :
|Muscle cramps||59.61%||40.39% |
Age of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Lipitor * :
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||0.16%||0.00%||0.00%||4.75%||12.03%||20.73%||62.34% |
Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle cramps||4.00%||52.00%||40.00%||4.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle cramps ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle cramps||14.29%||0.00%||85.71% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (91 people, 11.73%)
- Osteoporosis (48 people, 6.19%)
- Ill-defined disorder (43 people, 5.54%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (34 people, 4.38%)
- Hypertension (34 people, 4.38%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (103 people, 13.27%)
- Norvasc (64 people, 8.25%)
- Prilosec (59 people, 7.60%)
- Forteo (58 people, 7.47%)
- Zocor (55 people, 7.09%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium) is often used for high blood cholesterol. Find out below the conditions Lipitor is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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From this study (1 month ago):
I has constant severe upper abdominal pain after taking Atorvastatin for 6 months, and had my gallbladder removed. The abdominal pain still comes and goes, not as severe as before and it has been 6 months since the gallbladder removal.
The muscle pain started just before the abdominal pain (about 3 months after starting Atorvastatin). It started in my forearms and I thought it was from typing all day. Over the past year it has slowly spread up my arms, into my shoulders and into my lower back. I also get leg and foot cramps occassionally.
From this study (5 months ago):
muscle cramps became severe with the use of astorvastatin
From this study (1 year ago):
During past year, increasing frequency in lower leg muscles. Ibupropen seems to help.
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